About Roy J. Blitzer

Roy J. Blitzer, an Executive Coach and Management Consultant, has 30+ years experience as a human resources and business management professional. Roy has been successful in preparing leaders for promotional positions, in enriching their key management skill sets and in working with teams at all levels to meet the changing organizational challenges and global business demands.


He has held numerous positions -- Manager of Training and Corporate Communications, Founding Principal, Vice President, and Senior Executive Consultant -- and has championed a variety of projects that range from creation and delivery of a world wide Management Training Program and Executive Coaching and Development Process to chairing a Human Resource function and establishing systems and support for service quality and self-managing team implementations.

Previously, he was a founding Principal and Vice President of Zenger-Miller, a training, education and consulting company (now Achieve Global International), a Senior Director at Spherion Corporation, and a Manager at Syntex Corporation (now Roche, Inc.).

He is an adjunct faculty member at the University of San Francisco, San Jose State University, and Menlo College, has sat on the Board of Directors for the Institute of Social Responsibility and the Institute for Effective School Leadership and was a former chair of the Palo Alto, CA Human Relations Commission.


Recently, his coaching assignments have included "C-Level" and Senior Professionals in Finance, IT, Sales & Marketing, HR and Operations. He has supported leads in many not-for-profit organizations such as Stanford University, County of Alameda, Port of Oakland. He has also worked in:

Banking/Financial Service  Professional Service High Technology   

Wells Fargo Bank

Silicon Valley Bank

Fireman’s Fund / Allianz


Bain & Company

Resources Global

Apple Computer


Altera Corporation

Biotech/Pharma  Retail   Healthcare


Accuray Corporation 

Bio-Rad Laboratories

Micrus Endovascular

Dionex Corporation

GAP, Inc.

American President Lines


Kaiser Permanente

Education/Professional Achievements

Roy, a Bay Area resident for over 35 years, has earned a BA in English Literature from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and holds an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley. He is certified in various executive leadership development assessments and account management tools.

The author of five books, Office Smarts: 252 Tips for Success in the Workplace, Find the Bathrooms First, and the HIRE ME, INC. series (Package Yourself to Get Your Dream Job, Interviews that Get Offers, and Resumes that Get Results), Roy has been published in numerous journals and magazines.

He produces and hosts his own television show, ASK "DR" BUSINESS, has been a regular guest on NBC Channel 11s BAY AREA SATURDAY, and is a frequent speaker at national professional conferences.

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